Friday, October 31, 2014

The Weekly Jive: Week of October 26

It's that time of the week where we tell you what all the cool kids are talking about! Don't forget to share what you are loving with on Twitter at @MyNameNecklace and on Google Plus at +MyNameNecklace!

1) Hey all your ghouls and ghosts out there, it's Halloween! It is one of our most favorite holidays of the year! And while you are getting over your (candy corn) hangover, stop by MyNameNecklace. From now until the 1st, we are offering $20 cash back on purchases of more than $100! Buy a name necklace or two, a couple of monograms, or enjoy some of our hot collections! And remember, it is never too early to start shopping for Christmas!!

Halloween Treat Promotion


2) We love, love, love weddings! In fact, quite a few people in the MyNameNecklace office over the last few months have gotten engaged, married, or are to be married shortly! It is all quite exciting! Do you have weddings to go to soon? Definitely check out our gift collection for some great ideas, but also check out the video below! This was a cool idea to do at a wedding!


3) Did you know that Dan Radcliffe can rap? Neither did we, but watch him on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as he gets down!


4) Ok Go is known for some really artistic videos and their newest video for "I Won't Let You Down" definitely does not disappoint!


5) Here is your Jimmy Fallon encore - a great game of Charades with Ewan McGregor, Jeff Tweedy, and Charles Barkley. It is funny, you have to watch!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween from MyNameNecklace

Whether you are dressing up as Katniss Everdeen, a zombie, Elsa from Frozen, Catwoman, your favorite comic book character, or something else that you fancy, everyone is getting excited for Halloween! At MyNameNecklace, we make no exception to this! Aside from having a truly amazing Halloween Special going on this weekend, we had a super fun office costume party! Here are just a few of the fun pictures! What are you dressing up as for Halloween! Leave us a message in the comment box below or send us a shoutout on Twitter at @MyNameNecklace and on Google Plus at +MyNameNecklace!

Right here is the winner of our costume contest!
MyNameNecklace Halloween Party 1
MyNameNecklace Halloween Party 2

MyNameNecklace Halloween Party 3

MyNameNecklace Halloween Party 4

MyNameNecklace Halloween Party 5
Dallas Buyers Club...do you see the resemblance below?

Dallas Buyers Club
Of course you do!

MyNameNecklace Halloween Party 6

MyNameNecklace Halloween Party 7


And we end the day off with two of our office favs getting down with the music!

MyNameNecklace Halloween Gif

Halloween Special Event at MyNameNecklace


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: Personalized Baby Jewelry

Everyone loves Christmas. It puts everyone in a good mood. Many parents are excited for Christmas because they get to watch as their babies are experiencing the holidays for the first time. And while babies aren't really aware of the holiday that is going on around them, parents revel in watching the face of their babies light up. And these memories are captured on camera for everyone to relive as the years go on.

But here is the big question for you - what do you get babies for Christmas? Of course they need to be age appropriate, but they should also be amazing keepsakes they will have as they grow older. And while clothing and stuffed animals tend to top the list, we have a new idea that can work perfectly - personalized baby jewelry!

customized baby bracelets

Personalized jewelry for babies is a great gift to give. First of all, it is personalized, which means it is especially made for your small child. Furthermore it is a beautiful keepsake they can hold onto as they get older. While it may no longer fit them, the sentiment will still remain, and that is what is important! And it is something they can pass down to future generations as well!
personalized baby bracelets
Not only do we have a wide selection of personalized bracelets, but also necklaces! These beautiful necklaces are not only good for Christmas, but also make great Baptism gifts as well!

personalized cross necklaces
So when it comes time to buy the perfect baby gift, check out our personalized baby jewelry collection!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Easy and Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas from the Stars

Halloween is here and we need some last minute costume ideas stat! Let's get some inspiration from where else but our favorite stars. Let's see some of the most amazing costumes (Let's be real: that ACTUALLY looks doable). If you are anything like me, you want a costume that will look cute, is relatively easy to do and won't break your budget. Let's look see how the stars do it:

Got some tulle? Wrap it around yourself and tie it around your waist and shoulder. Make a top bun and put on some ethereal makeup,  a pair of wings and you got yourself a pretty tooth fairy like Lauren Conrad!
Lauren Conrad Tooth fairy Halloween  Costume
Lauren Conrad Tooth fairy Halloween  Costume
Not looking for something so princess-y? Got a Black and white shirt? The possibilities are endless! See some celebrity inspired ideas:

Hilary Duff used he striped shirt to dress up as a scary burglar. Grab a black hat, put black makeup around your eyes, make a money bag and you are done! So simple!
Hilary Duff Burglar Halloween Costume
Hilary Duff  Burglar Halloween Costume
Striped shirt idea #2. Be a mime as Christina Ricci did with a french hat and black and white makeup. Don't forget the white gloves!
Christina Ricci Mime Halloween Costume
Christina Ricci Mime Halloween Costume
Last striped shirt idea comes from Alexa Chung and this is a bit silly as she dresses as a Hamburglar. All you need is a hamburger costume paired with a an eye mask and a stealthy looking hat.
Alexa Chung Hamburglar Halloween Costume
Alexa Chung Hamburglar Halloween Costume
Naya Rivera takes us back to our childhood days with a Carmen Sandiego costume. Now who reading this isn't singing the theme song? Copy Her look with a red trench coat, a big black hat and a yellow scarf. If you don't feel comfortable wearing a bodysuit in public (I'm not!) you can switch it for black leggings (that's what Carmen Sandiego wore anyhow!)
Naya Rivera Carmen Sandiego
Naya Rivera Carmen Sandiego 
Final look as shown by Paris Hilton is a classic that is deceivingly simple. If you want the look worn by Madonna in her classic "Like a Virgin" video. What you'll need: a white tutu, a white tank top, and lace glove. Don't forget a smattering of cross necklaces and big curly hair to complete your look!
Paris Hilton Madonna Halloween Costume
Paris Hilton Madonna Halloween Costume
So what other celebrities inspire your Halloween look? Looking great doesn't mean you need to spend a fortune on an amazing costume.

Stay tuned for more celeb and fashion inspired posts on our blog. Don't forget to go to MyNameNecklace.com for all your celeb inspired personalized jewelry needs! 


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Halloween Spook-tastic Mix Tape

Halloween is just around the corner, and you know what that means (aside from greatly reduced bags of candy on November 1)? It means trick-or-treating, Halloween costumes, and of course, Halloween-themed parties! And you know what makes or breaks a Halloween party? The music! In keeping with tradition here at MyNameNecklace, we now present to you our very best Halloween Mix Tape! Enjoy!

Happy Halloween from MyNameNecklace

Thriller - Michael Jackson

We really couldn't skip over this song, now could we?! It is the ultimate of Halloween songs!


Dragula - Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie has long said Halloween was his favorite holiday!


Monster Mash - Bobby Pickett

A pure classic - no matter what generation you are from, you know this song!


Ghostbusters Theme Song - Ray Parker Jr.

Who are you gonna' call? Ghostbusters!


Time Warp - Rocky Horror Picture Show

Do you remember how to do the time warp? It's just a jump to the left...
This is one of our favorite movies! Why? It is simple - Janet is wearing a name necklace!


Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult



Highway to Hell - AC/DC



Adams Family Theme Song

Get your snapping fingers ready for this song!


Feed My Frankenstein - Alice Cooper

Oh Alice Cooper, we love you!


I Put a Spell on You - Bette Midler from Hocus Pocus

The best cover ever in the best Halloween movie ever made!


Season of the Witch - Donovan

Just don't stare at the screen too long, it can do things to you!


The Werewolf Watusi - Bobby Pickett (Encore)

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Friday, October 24, 2014

The Weekly Jive: Week of October 19

It's that time of the week where we tell you what all the cool kids are talking about! Don't forget to share what you are loving with on Twitter at @MyNameNecklace and on Google Plus at +MyNameNecklace!

1) We have a brand new collection just in time for the holiday season - Personalized Baby Gifts. We have some truly beautiful personalized bracelets for babies and small children, as well as necklaces. This jewelry collection is not only good as Christmas gifts, but also personalized Baptism gifts as well. Check out the new collection and let us know what you think!

Customized Baby Bracelet Collection


2) If you think every interview on a late night talk show is seamless, think again. As Jimmy Fallon showed us this week with his interview with Bradley Cooper, sometimes multiple takes are necessary because you have a sudden attack of the giggles that you just can't stop!


3) And now for our other favorite Jimmy. He had Ice Cube on this week and had him say nice things...angrily. It is quite funny!


4) With Halloween right around the corner, of course it is time to start thinking about your costume. In our next clip, a few men try on sexy Halloween costumes with interesting results. Sexy nun anyone?


5) And last but not least, just just have to check this out!



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide - Don't Forget the Kids!

It is time to start thinking about Christmas gifts for all the kids you have on your list. And while many people will say that shopping for kids can be easy, the truth is finding Christmas gifts for kids can be an exhausting venture. Do you get them something educational that will stimulate their brain or do you go with a fun, trendy new toy that is sure to captivate their attention for, well, at least a week or two. Well, we have a great third option for you - personalized children's jewelry! Name necklaces for kids, engraved jewelry for kids, these are great gift items that will not only put a smile on a child's face, but something they can keep and hold onto for many, many years. We all have keepsakes from when we were youngin's, and a lot of those little treasures are jewelry items. Sure, as an adult we may have grown out of them, but we always look at them with fond memories. Not quite sure what Christmas gift option to get your kid? Well, don't worry because we have some really great suggestions for kids of all ages!

(And some of these items can make great stocking stuffer ideas as well - something we all need to think about!)

Let's start with babies! That's right - even babies and very small children deserve personalized jewelry! Did you know we have a new collection of personalized baby gifts? These personalized bracelets for babies make perfect birthday gifts, personalized baptism gifts, and even Christmas gifts!
Personalized Baby Gifts

On to those of you with budding fashionistas. We have a great selection of engraved necklaces and name necklaces perfect for any little girl.
Engraved Necklaces for Girls

Here are some other really great ideas!

Neon Pink! Name NecklaceEngraved Crown Necklace in SilverCut Out Star Bracelet in Sterling Silver
And of course, you cannot resist getting your daughter her first monogram necklace!

XS Block Monogram Necklace in Silver
And what about the boys? We can't forget them now can we? Last week we talked about great gifts for guys and many of those personalized Christmas gifts for men can work well for young boys as well! Here are some other really great gift ideas for boys!

Vertical Design Silver Name NecklaceMen’s Personalized Metal Buckle Rubber Bracelet



Have fun Christmas shopping for kids!


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Your Very Own Handy Dandy Christmas Checklist

Hey everyone, did you know there are only 65 days left until Christmas. This means, feasibly, you have around 63-64 days to get everything together for this very special holiday! It may seem like a lot of time but there is so much to do, including decorating the house and buying Christmas gifts! We wanted to make the Christmas experience a lot more relaxed and organized for you! Therefore, we created the ultimate Christmas prep checklist! On it, you will find everything you need to do to get ready for December 25th!



MyNameNecklace Christmas Preparation Checklist

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Weekly Jive: Week of October 12

It's that time of the week where we tell you what all the cool kids are talking about! Don't forget to share what you are loving with on Twitter at @MyNameNecklace and on Google Plus at +MyNameNecklace!

1) Do you get your Christmas shopping done early or are you a procrastinator? Well, at MyNameNecklace, we believe in shopping early. This way you get everything you need with no last-minute stress. For all you early bird shoppers out there, we are offering an exclusive deal - 10% off our entire store! Just use EB14 at checkout to get your discount! Shop smart...shop early!

Early Bird Christmas Sale at MyNameNecklace


2) We love music here in the MyNameNecklace office. The BBC, in an effort to promote music, created a fun music video using the song "God Only Knows," first sung by The Beach Boys. Check it out and see how many musicians you can name!


3) If there is one problem with text messaging it is that sometimes the tone a person is speaking doesn't come through the text. This causes a lot of mixed messages and sometimes hurt/angered feelings. Key and Peel did a good job of summing it up! (Beware, the language is a bit NSFW)


4) Many of us loved the book "Gone Girl" and couldn't wait for the movie staring Ben Affleck. In an interview with Ellen, Jennifer Garner discusses her "gift" to the female population.


5) As kids growing up, we've all played "Rock, Paper, Scissors." But have you ever played "Rock, Paper, Scissors, Pie" before? Watch Jimmy Fallon and Jada Pinkett Smith play!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Guys

Buying gifts for men can be an excruciating ordeal. Ask anyone who has had to buy a gift for a father, son, brother, male friend, or significant other, and they will tell you about all the time and effort that can go into this endeavor. But with the holidays coming up, you really can't just cut guys completely off the list. Furthermore, the standard issue tie and belt is boring, overdone, and just not very well appreciated. (That fake smile plastered on their face will tell you all you need to know.)

Here's the issue, by the time we know what guys want, usually they have already gotten it for themselves or what they want is insanely expensive. (No, you cannot have an entire shoe collection or a pricey Italian car.) Furthermore, not all women are well-versed in technical doohikies and whatchamacallits. To some women, sound systems and external hard-drives are all the same.

So what do you do in this case? Well, it is time to think a bit outside the box. Why not get something with a bit of a personalized touch? At MyNameNecklace, we have a large selection of great gifts for every "flavor of guy" out there - from the guy who wears suits on a daily basis to the ones that live it up in the sand and surf. We have something for everyone in our Men's Collection. Here are a few quick ideas for you!

Monogrammed Cufflinks
What guy wouldn't want a pair of monogrammed cufflinks?! They are the ultimate style accessory, especially for guys who have to wear suits a lot to work. 

Engraved Dog Tags

We also have a selection of engraved dog tag necklaces! We have everything from traditional dog tags to dog tags for him and her. What guy wouldn't want his own personalized dog tag necklace, and we have a large variety to choose from!

Name Necklaces for Men

We all know men won't wear Carrie Style Name Necklaces, but that doesn't mean they can't have their own style of name necklace. We have a lot of male inspired name necklaces that they will love to wear on a daily basis!








What are you going to get the guys you know for Christmas this year? Make it personalized...make it MyNameNecklace!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Helpful Hints: 5 Shopping Tips for this Holiday Season

You may think that it is only October but the truth is that there is no better time to start shopping for the holidays. Most people want to start planning their Christmas shopping as early as possible to avoid the rush and buy everything before you hear those dreaded three words - "out of stock." Buying gifts for Christmas can be difficult. Therefore we want to provide you with the best shopping tips for Christmas!

Christmas Floating Locket Gift IdeaShop with a friend. Who doesn't believe the age old cliche that two heads are better than one. If you are not sure what to buy someone, phone a friend! Send them a list of options  and have them help you pick out the best one!

Set a budget per person. Set a limit on how much you will
spend per person. This will keep you on the straight and narrow when it comes to looking for gifts.

Plan to spend a good chunk of time shopping. You can't have a "get in, get out" attitude when it comes to Christmas gift buying. Take some time. Scour the internet for good deals. Contact online retailers and ask about sales. The more time you spend, the better bang for your buck you will get. Just don't forget some snacks chock full of energy!

Write down some ideas. Brainstorm gift ideas. Think about what the recipient does, what they like, and any hints they may have dropped. The more ideas you have, the easier it will be to find just the right gift.

Make it personalized! Obviously we can't pass up this idea! Give your friend the gift of a personalized name necklace, monogram bracelet, or initial earrings! We have great products for men, women, and children. By making your gift personalized, you ensure the recipient will have something they will treasure for many years.

Get into the Holiday Spirit at MyNameNecklace


Friday, October 10, 2014

The Weekly Jive: Week of October 5

It's that time of the week where we tell you what all the cool kids are talking about! Don't forget to share what you are loving with on Twitter at @MyNameNecklace and on Google Plus at +MyNameNecklace!

1) It's already October friends. If you haven't started making out your Christmas list for the year, now is definitely the time to get started. Why wait until the last minute and risk late deliveries (we all know what a last minute winter storm can do to shipping times) and the possibility of what you want being out of stock! Buy now from MyNameNecklace and enjoy shopping in a stress free environment!

Get into the Holiday Spirit


2) Did you know that Alfonso Ribeiro is on Dancing with the Stars this season. And while in the office we are divided on who we want to win, no one can deny that watching Alfonso doing the Carlton last night in his dance was the highlight thus far of the season.


3) I am pretty sure that we never get tired of Jimmy Fallon over here. This week, he released a video for his new "song" with Will.i.am called "Ew." Take a look!


4) Just about our whole office loved Breaking Bad and now that the spin-off featuring Saul has been green-lighted and is good to go....well, we are just very excited. Recently a music video for the show went viral and we love it!


5) We recently did an amazing partnership with Boxycharm, a monthly beauty subscription box that surprises you each month with the best beauty products from popular and chic brands. From nail care, to the hottest hair products, to the top skin care and cosmetics, we'll have you head-to-toe beauty needs covered! Every month customers receive a box filled with luxury and full size beauty samples from well-known brands. Their September box was called "Fashion Week Fabulous," and while only $21 to receive the box, the value of this month's box was almost $100! Join them today!

Boxcharm 1

Boxcharm 2

Boxcharm 3


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Early Bird Catches the Worm...With Online Shopping

You probably don't want to think about it just yet, but you can't ignore it any longer...Christmas will be here in less than 3 months. Whether you want to admit it or not, it is time to get cracking on writing down everyone you want to give gifts to and your Christmas gift ideas list. We want to make the gift giving experience easy for you! It is best to start your shopping early. Why? Three big reasons: stress free shipping, reduced prices, and free shipping guaranteed to get to you well before the Christmas deadline. Still note sure what to put on your Christmas gift list? Here are some ideas for you!

Bar necklaces are so popular right now and we want to ensure you get to enjoy this popular fashion trend with the Engraved Bar Necklace in Gold Plating.
This necklace is perfect for someone who loves current fashion trends! All the major celebrities are wearing bar necklaces!

You've seen our Two Disc Necklace for Moms and now we have Jewelry for Moms - Three Disc Necklace. Our Mother's Day jewelry is super popular.
For the mom who has three children she dearly loves, there's no better way to keep your kids close to your heart than this necklace!

We have found the perfect gift for moms,  the Personalized Triple Heart Necklace! You asked for a third heart on the original design and we have delivered!
For three BFFs, three kids, or three inspirational words, this triple heart necklace is the perfect touch to any outfit!

Look chic and stylish with our newest personalized necklace, the Cursive Name Necklace in 18k Gold Plating. Place any name/word on this name necklace.
You can never, ever go wrong with a simple, yet very fashionable name necklace! Our latest font is super popular among our buyers (and people in the office as well)!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Design Your Own Jewelry and Win!

Are you a jewelry designer in training? Do you have a great idea for a necklace or bracelet and want to see your design come to life? How awesome would it be to walk down the street and see someone wearing a piece of jewelry you created?! Well at MyNameNecklace we are looking at you to create the next in fashionable, fun, and trendy personalized jewelry! That's right, you could design the next big thing on the MyNameNecklace website!

MyNameNecklace Jewelry Design Competition

Until October 22, you can submit your designs for necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. This competition is open to everyone! It does not matter if you have a background in design or not, if you have a good idea, send it to us!

This is what you need to send to us:

  1. Maximum 3 images on a white background with pixel size 800x800
  2. Maximum size for images: 2MB
  3. Engraved lines and cutout lines need to be differentiated in your design
  4. Height and width of your design must be indicated and cannot exceed 2 inches
  5. Your full name and age
  6. Current email AND postal address
  7. A link to your Facebook page
  8. The name of your design
  9. A quick bio about you and the inspiration behind your design!
We will let you know when we receive your submission. We will select 10 finalists after the deadline who will have their designs voted on by our Facebook fans! Tell your friends to like MyNameNecklace and vote for your design to win! Once the voting is done, we will let everyone know who the winner is. Who knows, it could be you!

Here are a few things to keep in mind before submitting your entry:
  • You need to create original artwork (do not copy someone else's design, that's not nice!)
  • Your design will remain your property but we have the right to use your design for sales purposes for up to 24 months. 
  • Please note that the winning design may be slightly modified to fit our production requirements.
Oh, and did we mention the best part?! Not only will your design be featured on our website but YOU WILL WIN $500 AND 5% ROYALTY SALES ON YOUR ITEM FOR 6 MONTHS!!!

So what are you waiting for? Submit your design now!

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Weekly Jive: Week of September 28

It's that time of the week where we tell you what all the cool kids are talking about! Don't forget to share what you are loving with on Twitter at @MyNameNecklace and on Google Plus at +MyNameNecklace!

1) Are you a jewelry designer in the making, do you have a necklace you would love to see made? If you have an idea for the next big thing in personalized jewelry, send it to us!! From now until October 22, we are holding a jewelry design competition. We want you to show us your creative side and design something fun and unique. Who knows? Your design may be the next big trend!

MyNameNecklace Jewelry Design Competition


2) One of our favorite shows is coming back next week - American Horror Story. There are mixed emotions about the theme, mainly because some of us are afraid of clowns. FX recently released the intro to this season's show and...well, check it out for yourself. (You may need a hug after!)


3) Did you know that Jimmy Kimmel is the most dangerous guy on the internet? He actually is!


4) Did you ever want to know what people outside of the U.S. thought about our snack foods? Watch as Australians test taste!


5) October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month. How many of you have known someone (family or friend) who has had breast cancer? This necklace is for all the survivors out there! Be sure to get one for someone and let them know how much you love them! Check out the Susan G. Komen website to learn more about breast cancer and how you can sign up to raise money to help find a cure!

Survivor Floating Locket

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Nothing Better to Do on a Rainy Day than Shop Online!

We love rainy days at MyNameNecklace. Okay, so maybe the commute to work in the rain isn't all that much fun (speaking especially on behalf of those who use public transportation to get to the office), but we love the sound of the rain beating down on the roof, hitting the glass...and the smell of fresh rain, nothing beats that. Our entrance is lined with drying umbrellas, colorful rain boots, and raincoats. Do you love the rain? Let us know!

Personalized Baby Feet Necklace

Show off your children, your pride and joy, with our beautiful Personalized Baby Feet Necklace. Get two names engraved and select a birthstone crystal!

Engraved Infinity Necklace in Sterling Silver

Who doesn't love the new infinity jewelry fashion trend and now with the Engraved Infinity Necklace in Sterling Silver, anyone can enjoy this style!

Personalized Silver Breakable Heart Necklaces

With the Personalized Silver Breakable Heart Necklaces you'll always have half of your significant other's heart while they have yours! Perfect gift to give!

Kids Holding Hands Charms Necklace

Have a reminder of your children wherever you go with our beautiful Kids Holding Hands Charms Necklace. It features two children with interlocking arms.

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